Sen. O'Mara's Women of Distinction Nomination Form

February 12, 2018

Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination for the New York State Senate's 2018 "Women of Distinction" tribute.

March is Women’s History Month and I'm proud to be joining my Senate colleagues to seek nominations from within my 58th Senate District for the Senate's 20th annual "Women of Distinction" program honoring local women making outstanding contributions to area communities.

My colleagues and I annually select one new "Woman of Distinction" honoree from our respective legislative districts.  This year’s honorees will be invited to an awards ceremony and reception in Albany in early May.

Also as part of our recognition of Women’s History Month, the Senate unveils an exhibit in the Legislative Office Building honoring “Women of Distinction” throughout New York State’s history in the arts, sciences, government, military, labor, education, and social reform.  This special Senate exhibit features a tribute to the career and life of astronaut and Elmira native Eileen M. Collins, as well as Susan E. Hall, who was raised in Tompkins County and is recognized as one of the first women in New York State to be accepted as a nurse in the Civil War.

The "Women of Distinction" tribute is a meaningful recognition.  I look forward to this annual opportunity to recognize an outstanding area citizen from the 58th Senate District -- which, as a reminder, encompasses all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and part of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses). 

We all know someone who makes an enormous difference to the community at large.  Whether she is a service provider, a teacher going above and beyond the call of duty, a businesswoman, or simply a community resident known for her good deeds, I'd like to see her recognized.

You can utilize the online nomination form below.  Or you can CLICK HERE to download, print and complete a nomination form, which can then mailed to my Albany office.

PLEASE NOTE that nominations for this year’s award must be submitted no later than Friday, March 16, 2018.  

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